Texas Hurricane Ike (DR-1791)

Incident period: September 7, 2008 to October 2, 2008
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 13, 2008

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

July 15, 2009
News Release
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- The city and county of Galveston will receive more than $13 million in grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to reimburse them for costs associated with debris removal following Hurricane Ike.
July 10, 2009
News Release
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- The city of Beaumont will receive a $4.1 million federal grant to reimburse its costs for undertaking emergency protective measures during the Hurricane Ike disaster, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced Friday. Employees in 13 city departments worked overtime to respond to Beaumont residents' needs during the crisis, which included providing for citizens with special needs and setting up command and control points. The grant also reimburses the city for costs for equipment, materials and contract services.
July 9, 2009
News Release
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- A new $3.6 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will help build a new elementary school in the southern Orange County town of Bridge City. The school, Sims Elementary, was severely damaged by floodwaters during Hurricane Ike.
July 9, 2009
News Release
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- Houston's Memorial Hermann Hospital, Methodist Health Centers and the cities of Houston and La Porte will receive a total of more than $12 million in grants to help them recover from the Hurricane Ike disaster, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced Thursday. Included in this latest obligation of FEMA Public Assistance funds are grants for emergency work such as debris removal and for permanent repairs at the health facilities.
July 8, 2009
News Release
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $1 million to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) for overtime labor associated with assisting survivors of Hurricane Ike during the storm and in the weeks following landfall.
July 8, 2009
News Release
TEXAS CITY, Texas -- Montgomery County will receive federal grants totaling more than $17 million to pay contractors for debris removal and monitoring following Hurricane Ike, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced Wednesday.

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